My name is Conway Chung. I am an Asian American, born and raised in New York City. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan.
I picked up photography as a hobby in 2015 by taking photographs of friends and family. In 2018, I met a couple of photographers around the Bryant Park area and observed how they made candid photographs of people on the busy streets. After looking at these photographers’ work on their social media and websites, I became fascinated with the street photography genre.
Since then, I have started to pursue street photography by capturing the day-to-day moments around me with my camera. I also have started studying the works of past and present photographers. My main source of learning and inspiration is photography books but I love seeing the work of other street photographers that I’ve connected with on social media and in person out in the streets.
The interaction between people on the streetsinterest me. I do not have any expectations or preconceptions when I go out and shoot. I keep an open mind, react intuitively, and capture moments that interest me.
Anywhere, any time when I have the opportunity to be out on the streets with my camera. I believe that every time I go out to make photographs, it is an opportunity to grow and learn as a photographer.
I mostly photograph Brooklyn and Manhattan nowadays. Generally speaking, I carry a camera with me everywhere I go, whether it’s commuting to/from work, taking a stroll around my neighborhood or running errands. My camera enables me to be more observant of the people and my surroundings.
I have been traveling less frequently due to work and personal life commitments. Photography enables me to get out to explore my city and the people in it. As a native New Yorker, I believe I have a unique perspective and have the opportunity to describe it through my photographs.